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At the College, the presence of drugs became apparent to students and faculty alike when, on Feb. 22, a freshman was arrested for dealing a psychedelic drug similar to LSD that led to the hospitalization of another student. The incident indicated a presence of drugs at the College that some may have been unaware of, highlighting that there are people who walk among them on campus that may purvey illicit drugs. Under conditions of anonymity, a junior at the College spoke about the drug culture as he sees it on campus. From his perspective, drugs are available in a far greater abundance than most would assume because of the demand generated by students. “You realize that the large majority of people you see have done something more than marijuana. The amount of people that have done molly, tried LSD … there’s quite a bit. [Because of] the fact that it’s illegal, you have to keep it under wraps,” he said. Beginning his freshman year, the student said

Until recently, some Virginia colleges had restricted student demonstrations to “free speech zones,” which limited the places where students can openly demonstrate on campus. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-VA, signed a law April 7 limiting the existence of free speech zones and enhancing free expression on Virginia’s public college campuses. The College does not use free speech zones and has been given a “green light” by Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the highest rating for an institution’s promotion of free speech. The law, otherwise known as HB 258, passed unanimously in both houses McAuliffe of the Virginia General Assembly. It effectively increases the freedom with which students may openly express themselves on Virginia campuses. “Restricting student speech to tiny ‘free speech zones’ diminishes the quality of debate and discussion on campus by preventing expression from reaching its target audience,” the FIRE said in a statement. FIRE Legislative and Policy Director Joe Cohn said the new law marks a positive change. “One in six public colleges in the United States unjustly restricts student speech with free speech zones,” Cohn said. “Thanks to this new law, public institutions in Virginia will no longer be among them.” The law states that public institutions of higher education cannot impose restrictions on the time, place and manner of student speech that is protected by the First Amendment and that occurs in the institution’s outdoor area. The law does allow for restrictions that are “reasonable” or “narrowly tailored to serve a significant government interest.” Marshall-Wythe School of Law Professor Timothy Zick said he believes that the new law is an important victory for students’ free speech rights. “Public colleges and universities are centers for learning and exchange. Free speech zones and other restrictive policies can stifle debate and chill expression on campus. … By ensuring that speech in outdoor areas of campus is subject only to reasonable limits, the Commonwealth has taken an important step toward upholding First Amendment rights and values,” Zick said. Zick said that the zones existed in the first place to give

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The Flat Hat’s new series looks into the culture of drugs at the College BY AINE CAIN AND ROHAN DESAI FLAT HAT NEWS EDITORS

Over the past year, the College of William and Mary and the surrounding Williamsburg area have not been without drug-related controversies. These incidents have raised questions about the prevalence of drugs on campus and how different people perceive them. Before coming to the College of William and Mary in 2009, William and Mary Campus Police Department Chief Ed Schardein worked in the city of Portsmouth for 22 years. His tenure there was marked by frequent felony heroin and cocaine arrests. His career at the College, however, has taken a very different tone. “Overall, yes, [there are] drugs on campus, but it’s not near the problem that people would think of it as being on a college campus,” Schardein said. Major Greg Riley of the City of Williamsburg Police Department noted that his department does not distinguish between students and other residents when making drug arrests.

Additionally, city police defer to campus police when drug crimes occur in the jurisdiction of the College campus. “The vast majority of [students at the College] are like any other college students — of course they want to have a good time when they’re not studying, but when it comes to their studies, they’re just tremendous in terms of the amount of work they’re putting into their studies and the things they’re doing,” Riley said. While he said he believes that most students do not use drugs to “escape” a stressful academic climate, Schardein noted that is dangerous to generalize about “stereotypical drug users.” “[Drug users] can be intellectuals,” Schardein said. “I’ve come from a varied background and some of the smartest people I know smoked marijuana. It’s just what they preferred to do. It’s not a level of intellectuality that creates for using or not using. It’s socializing, what happens in the social atmosphere. Do your friends at college use drugs? Do you want to be like your friends at college that use drugs? Do you use the drugs or do you say, ‘No, that’s not for me.’”



Swem study rooms in high demand Law School to help veterans Group study rooms booked for 42,226 hours during 2012-13 school year

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Earl Gregg Swem Library study rooms were reserved March 29 for TribeHacks, the College of William and Mary’s 24-hour hackathon. The group study rooms were sectioned off to provide space for participants to code through the night. While TribeHacks may be only an annual occasion, late nights in Swem are not foreign to many students at the College. In fact, Swem’s 32 group study rooms are used with similiar popularity throughout the academic year as they were during TribeHacks. According to Swem officials, the group study rooms were booked 21,274 times for a total of 42,226 hours last year. Of these reservations, 880 room reservations were cancelled, resulting in

1,874 hours of cancelled room usage, indicating that group study room reservations are cancelled a mere four percent of the time. During the year, group study rooms are used most often from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., according to Swem’s data. However, when Swem remains open all night during the final exam period, peak use of the study rooms occurs between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. “Our group study rooms are always in higher demand immediately before and during final exams as students prepare for end-of-semester assignments,” Swem’s Associate Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach Tami Back said in an email. It was the popularity of the group study rooms during finals that prompted Swem to change its reservation system two years ago. “Two years ago we implemented a new reservation policy and electronic reservation system,” Back said. “Prior to that, group study rooms were first come, first served with no time limit on use. This led to students coming in early in the morning and camping out in a room all day or, in some cases, all week.” This process, which expanded student access to the group study rooms, was facilitated by the introduction of the Event Management System. The Event Management System allows students to book and manage room reservations in Swem online. Additionally, Swem implemented a new policy with the


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The Marshall-Wythe School of Law’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic hosted its National Conference on Law Clinics Serving Veterans Thursday, April 3 in Washington, D.C. Law schools from around the country were represented at the event, which featured a keynote address from United States Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Approximately 125130 individuals attended during the free, two-day conference. Director of Roberts Clinical Programs at the law school Patricia Roberts explained that the conference was devoted to assisting veterans in claiming disabilities benefits. She noted that the conference featured proposed models of assistance for other law schools and firms to utilize. “We were hoping that not only other

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law schools, but other law firms, would be encouraged to provide legal services to veterans,” Robert said. “While we are providing … those services in order to obtain veteran disabilities benefits, we also highlighted several other clinic models so that the attendees could have choices to figure out what works best for them.” Law professor and managing attorney at the Puller Clinic Stacey-Rae Simcox said she believes that the major flaw in the veterans benefits claims system is its complexity. She also noted that lack of legal representation makes it incredibly difficult for veterans to navigate the process. “Veterans are not permitted (by law) to hire lawyers to help them until about a year into this process and by then the damage may have been done and take several years to unravel,” Simcox said in an email. “Having law students who understand this complicated process and think like lawyers help these veterans

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“You have people who swim, people who like Harry Potter so much they play Quidditch — it’s similar. There’s a lot of overlap … There’s a whole range.” — An anonymous student drug user on the types of people who partake in drug use



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STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THE CLASS OF 2018 VISIT CAMPUS FOR DAY FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS The Sunken Garden was filled with high school seniors and their parents for Day for Admitted Students on April 12. Student organizations spoke with interested admitted students.

THE BLOG LOG REEL TALK: “‘THE CONJURING’ DEFTLY SHOWS OFF OLDSCHOOL SCARES” BY WILLIAM PENIX “When I first saw James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’ in July 2013, I was nearing the end of my two-month stay in Los Angeles, so I figured I would treat myself to a double feature, which also included ‘Pacific Rim.’”



Local Williamsburg brewery, AleWerks, was awarded first place in a national beer tasting competition held in Manchester, N.H., for their Old Stitch Brown Ale.

Copper coils stolen from Williamsburg Outlet Mall According to the WY-Daily, police believe that thieves stole copper coils from 11 air conditioning units on top of the Williamsburg Outlet Mall when the mall’s power shut off for two weeks. The mall is located at the intersection of Richmond Road and Centerville Road and has been shuttered since it closed on December 31. The person who reported the crime noticed metal flying on the roof and climbed up to discover the missing coils. James City County Police are continuing the investigation. Center for Conservation Biology receives award Teaming up with the Timmons Group, the Center for Conservation Biology will develop wind farms along Virginia’s coast. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy awarded $3 million of research awards to four businesses, accelerating the development of offshore wind power. In Sept. 2013, Dominion Virginia Power won an award from the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to develop wind power on 112,000 acres on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 24 miles off Virginia’s coast. The Center for Conservation Biology will continue this work by developing sensor-based approaches to environmental monitoring to place wind farms and minimize impacts to migratory birds.

Colonial beer wins national competition Colonial Williamsburg’s Old Stitch Brown Ale won first place at a national beer tasting competition in Manchester, N.H. According to the Virginia Gazette, local brewery Williamsburg AleWerks brews the beer, which is served in Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns, lodge restaurants and retail outlets. AleWerks describes their winning beer as “a malty flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate.” The brewery bases the beer on a recipe found in a 1737 London brewery manual. The Old Stitch Brown Ale is one of the two beers brewed for Colonial Williamsburg’s exclusive use. Bald eagles’ safety still a concern in Virginia Although nesting eagle pairs have reached historically high levels along the James River, according to the Center for Conservation Biology’s aerial surveys, biologists are finding a small increase in people cutting down bald eagle nests as the birds are removed from endangered species lists. Thirteen nest trees have been cut down in the past five years. Researchers believe that the public may misunderstand that nests are no longer protected following the bald eagle’s removal from endangered species lists. In fact, bald eagles are still protected by the 1941 Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Recently, eagles have begun to nest close to projects under construction.



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Friday, April 11 — An individual was arrested for being drunk in public and use of profane language at Richmond Road and Scotland Street.


Friday, April 11 — An individual was arrested for breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony on York Street.


Saturday, April 12 — An individual was arrested for grand larceny at Lafayette Street and Harrison Avenue.


Sunday, April 13 — An individual was arrested for being drunk in public and use of profane language on Scotland Street.

Student shares thoughts on drug culture on campus DRUGS from page 1

he was surprised by how many of his hall mates smoked marijuana. “In high school I was already into the drug culture, but I was more into marijuana. … Coming into [college], right when I got here, I assumed there were very few people smoking weed,” he said. “But on my hall, there were easily five people going out at night to smoke, and even throughout the day. And of course you could go to any other hall, and it was the same.” Popular misconceptions may guide what students consider the typical drug user, but the student said that over the course of his time here, he has come to realize that people who use drugs are like any other circles on campus. He said there is often overlap between different social circles on campus that consume drugs.

“You have people who swim, people who like Harry Potter so much they play Quidditch — it’s similar,” he said. “There’s a lot of overlap. Some people do really well in school, some people do awful. There’s a whole range.” Health Promotion Specialist Sarah Menefee ’03 was instrumental in establishing the College’s AlcholEdu program. Contrary to the anonymous source, she said she believes that drug use among students is far less common than many people perceive. “One thing our data shows us is that what students perceive to be ‘normal’ on our campus, really isn’t the norm,” Menefee said in an email. “For example, (from our 2012 survey, we know that) when students are asked how often they think the ‘typical student’ at William and Mary has used different substances, they greatly overestimate the prevalence of drug use.” Vice President of Substance and Alcohol

Abuse Kelly Gorman ’16 noted that planning drug awareness programs on a “zerotolerance” campus can put organizations like HOPE in a difficult position. This year, she said they have run passive campaigns and have encouraged Resident Assistants to devote their boards to the topic. “Definitely, compared to my friends’ [experiences] at other schools, [the drug culture is] not as bad as it could be. I definitely that there’s a lot of room for improvement,” Gorman said. While many on-campus organizations focus on alcohol safety, HOPE has attempted to balance discouraging drug use with supporting those struggling with drug abuse and addiction. “There’s a huge stigma attached to [drugs],” Gorman said. “There is room for us to help peers who’ve made bad decisions — that shouldn’t define them.”

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Dorm Mania project to encourage sustainability Student aims to collect, donate dorm belongings as academic year comes to a close


While many students at the College of William and Mary see spring move-out as an occasion to purge their dorm rooms of all that has accumulated throughout the semester, Audrey Kriva ’17 sees an opportunity for a sustainability initiative. Kriva’s project, “Dorm Mania” will allow students to donate items they would otherwise throw out — such as books, used appliances, electronics, decorations and non-upholstered furniture — to be stored over the summer and sold during move-in next fall. The idea for Dorm Mania struck Kriva last fall at a climate change conference. She was inspired by a similar project executed by the University of New Hampshire. The group formed a nonprofit organization to help implement

programs like theirs on other campus. “They have this motto that I really like, that goes, ‘waste is just a logistics problem,’” Kriva said. “I think that’s really cool because it kind of puts everything in perspective in that there’s nothing unachievable about it; it just needs to be a better-organized system.” After talking about the idea at a Student Environmental Action Coalition recycling meeting with outgoing facilitator Eric Dale ’14, Kriva brought the idea to various members of the College’s administration. As a member of the Sharpe Community Scholars program, she decided to realize Dorm Mania as the final project for her Sharpe class on Civic Engagement in Higher Education. Dorm Mania may sound like déjà vu for students who are already familiar with SEAC’s Campus Free Market. Dale, who both played a leading role in the

development of the Free Market and is a member of Dorm Mania’s executive council, said that although the projects have similar goals, there is little overlap between their methods. “The campus free market is much smaller-scale, and obviously it’s free,” Dale said. “Dorm Mania is so much larger that it will be more effective in getting a huge push for donations at the end and then re-dispersing them all at the beginning of the semester.” The Free Market also runs year-round and accepts clothing donations. Dorm Mania, however, will donate clothes to FISH, since Kriva and Dale do not expect students to be shopping for clothes at the yard sale during move-in. Since the storage unit is not climate controlled, upholstered furniture will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Kriva noted that there are advantages to working on a university campus as opposed to other types of communities. “A university, because of its scale, has this unique ability to organize its flow of things,” she said. “A neighborhood has all these different families, and you can’t get them to put all their stuff in the same place; they’re all individualized, but universities? They have all of this power to make things flow smoothly, so this is sort of one Stelljes small step in that direction.” Kriva’s advisor, Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership and Office of Community Engagement Director Drew Stelljes,

oversaw the project but left the legwork to Kriva in order to give her leadership experience. “This project can emerge as a model for campus partnerships,” Stelljes said in an email. “As a result of hard work and determination, the project is ready for implementation.” With a Green Fee grant from the Committee on Sustainability and additional funding from the Office of Community Engagement, Dorm Mania will launch this finals season. Boxes for donations will be set up during exams period in dorms and other locations around campus. Donation tents will be located in Botetourt, the Randolph Complex, the Green and Gold Village, Ludwell and the Bryan Complex from May 1-7 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Editor’s note: Audrey Kriva is a Flat Hat photographer


Career Center speaker discusses connection between majors, jobs

Brooks emphasizes open-minded attitude, exploration, as students search for careers following graduation by VAYDA PARRISH the flat hat

Navigating the route from a college major to a profession can be strenuous, but according to Kate Brooks, Executive Director of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, the process doesn’t have to be inflexible. The College of William and Mary’s Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Career Center hosted Brooks Thursday, April 10. Brooks delivered two presentations titled “You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career.” Brooks published a book in 2010 bearing the same name; it serves as a guide for college students concerned about how their undergraduate academic majors will translate into real world jobs. “I’ve been working with college kids since 1986, but I haven’t been able to find a book that addresses what liberal arts students go through,” Brooks said. “Everything that I’ve read relating to this topic was

too businesslike, so I wanted to create a system that would allow young adults the flexibility to explore multiple interests without having a concrete goal.” Brooks presented ideas from her book to students at the College, and also held workshops for professors and Cohen Career Center employees and administrators. Mary Schilling, the College’s Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Career Development, has gotten to know Ms. Brooks through National Association of College and Employers conferences and was instrumental in getting her to Brooks campus. “I brought [Kate] here as someone who could talk not just with students, but also with faculty, Cohen employees, and those involved with Student Affairs about how we can best advise undergraduates to

translate their majors to careers,” Schilling said. “I think that all of our faculty members here, no matter their academic affiliation, need to be able to aid students in determining what their next step will be once they leave William and Mary. I want our faculty to be able to help kids evaluate the mindsets they have developed through their experiences here to explore lots of career options, aside from ones that are stereotypically related to their major.” Brooks pointed out the significance of keeping an open mind when looking toward the future. She stressed the importance of connecting the complexities of experiences gained while earning an undergraduate degree instead of trying to predict a concrete career endpoint. The career center uses Brooks’ book as a learning tool for students enrolled in their Major and Career Exploration program. MACE students are required to read the first chapter and are encouraged to consider the advice within the text.

Kelly Buckley, the Assistant Director of the Cohen Career Center and the head of the MACE program, said it’s important to acknowledge that a career may not naturally follow from any given particular major. “The predictability of a linear life path is desired, but the reality is that not knowing exactly where you will end up is what adds depth to your personal, professional journey and eventual destination.” Buckley said. “Kids really have the ability to design the careers that they want, they just have to be intentional, purposeful, and aware of personal changes and experiences, and how they can articulate them to potential employers.” Brooks, Buckley, and Schilling all said that the website LinkedIn is one of the most useful tools for job networking in the 21st century. “With almost 37,000 William and Mary alumni registered with LinkedIn, the possibilities and connection opportunities within the site really are endless,” Buckley said.

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at no cost is the perfect solution to this problem.” Director of the Puller Clinic’s Helping Military Veterans through Higher Education consortium John Cimino also attended the conference. He served on a panel and worked to collaborate and connect with other disciplines and schools present at the conference. Additionally, he was able to interact with some veterans after the conference. “On Saturday, some of us stayed for a little extra time and we did an outreach event, where we met with a group of veterans from the D.C. area who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness,” Cimino said. “We talked to them about veterans benefits eligibility and gave people who appeared to have legitimate benefits claims guidance on how

to obtain them and link them up with other groups in the area who can assist them with the process.” Acting Director of the Center for Psychological Services and Development at Virginia Commonwealth University Mary Beth Heller said she thought the conference was wellreceived. She added that she is looking forward to continued collaboration with the College, as therapy and psychology programs are core components of the Puller Clinic’s model. Heller served on two panels at the conference. “The first we presented on PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury — how these disorders are defined and diagnosed, and how they appear in military veterans,” Heller said in an email. “On the second we briefly described our model of collaboration with W&M’s Puller Clinic and responded to audience questions

about our work.” Roberts was also pleased with the overall response to the conference. She explained that she looks forward to utilizing connections made through the program. “We are just getting some very positive feedback about the conference itself and how much people took away from it and an eagerness to keep in touch and further develop this community,” Roberts said. Post-graduate fellow at the law school’s clinical programs Diana Cooper J.D. ‘13 described the positive feedback she received from other lawyers present at the conference. “The presenters all had a great deal of experience in this area of law,” Cooper said in an email. “They were eager to share experiences and were responsive to those who asked questions.”

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the Event Management System, allowing students, faculty and staff use of the room for two hours at a time. Sydney Guo ’17 said that she hasn’t used the study rooms this semester. “I normally don’t like to use the rooms because they’re not very quiet,” Guo said. “The people in

rooms next to mine can be loud sometimes. I only used it about three times last semester.” In addition to the group study rooms, Swem offers 16 individual study rooms. Back noted that students, as well as faculty without offices, can apply for these rooms each semester. Swem has also made efforts to facilitate the learning and studying processes by adding flat screen TVs, whiteboard paint and new furniture to many rooms, Back added.

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administrators a sense of control over what happens on their campuses. “By herding speakers into pens and zones, officials can keep better watch over them, control the movement of assemblies, and limit the size of protests and other events,” Zick said. Former Student Assembly secretary of policy Trevor Parkes ’15 said he thinks the law will

be especially important to a community as vocal and active as the College of William and Mary. “I think this law is fantastic news for the College and for students,” Parkes said. “William and Mary is a community of diverse and dedicated people. ... I’m sure it’ll give everyone the comfort of knowing they have a right to share their experiences and ideas.” Zick added that although

HB 258 may not abolish all free speech zones, it does mean that college restrictions on free speech will face higher scrutiny in the future. “This does not necessarily mean that speech zoning is dead on all Virginia campuses,” Zick said. “However, it does mean that any restrictions on speech in outdoor campus areas must take specific account of important free speech and assembly concerns.”


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Fostering a campus of sincerity craves, especially not the fiercely independent students who attend the College. I have had difficulty accepting my limitations and realizing it is okay to let people know what I am feeling, even if it isn’t always neat and pretty. So during our time here, I encourage us all to express our fallibility, our imperfections, our messy and complicated FLAT HAT COLUMNIST feelings — because if there is any place to let down your guard without fear, it is here. It is humbling to acknowledge As April marches on and the semester wraps up, the our vulnerabilities, and it is from sharing our most raw, country song “Live Like You Were Dying,” by Tim McGraw authentic moments with others that we grow stronger. has been increasingly on my mind. Determined to live out And that is the beautiful paradox of why I am continually his last moments to the fullest, a man diagnosed with a in awe: The College brings together people who, through terminal illness sings of approaching his remaining time on their compassion and care, preserve a space where we can Earth not with denial or sadness, but with a newfound vigor unapologetically be our least polished, most true selves. Yet and appreciation for life. these same people also push us to be the best humans we While I am not implying that seniors graduating from can be, not in any “preachy” way, but simply through their the College of William and Mary are like shining examples. I don’t think I people with terminal illnesses, watching will ever be this close in proximity You will be on both ends of this my incredible senior friends breathe in to such a high concentration of the beautiful cycle; you will be the every last moment of college with grace rare type of people who have given person being supported and you will so much of themselves to me when and enthusiasm has reminded me of the be someone’s source of strength. finiteness of our time here. As a junior I’ve need it most: Friends who will in denial about ever leaving this special skip classes to drive me off campus place, I am inspired by my friends’ vivacity. I’m trying to to clear my mind, visit my dorm with s’mores ingredients embrace the limitation of my time here in the hopes that for a heart-to-heart, meet me for a series of coffee dates to it will only saturate the experiences of each remaining provide sustained encouragement, or sit with me in lengthy moment. silence, waiting with endless patience for me to give voice to We non-seniors are fortunate to live vicariously through thoughts I don’t feel brave enough to express aloud. our senior friends, reflecting on what we treasure most about Through the non-judgmental kindness and selflessness the College so that we can more deeply enjoy those aspects shown to us at our most vulnerable moments here, we are we hold dear. There are countless features of this place that moved to be more loving with others in our own lives. At I know I’ll never find anywhere else: the serenity of sitting the College, you will be on both ends of this beautiful cycle; on the Sunken Garden by moonlight and the joy emanating you will be the person being supported and you will be from the Terrace on a gorgeous spring day. someone’s source of strength. You should not feel guilty for But more than any tangible thing the College provides us, telling others you have fallen, because at some point in this I want to more deeply cherish something less concrete — never- ending karmic exchange, you will be able to return sharing a home with people who foster the perfect place to the kindness and pick someone else up. be our most vulnerable selves. Email Andrea Aron-Schiavone at acaronschiavon@email. Feeling vulnerable is not generally something anyone

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What do you plan on doing with your dorm belongings at the end of the year?

“I pack up all my belongings into giant bins and leave them in my shed back at home until I am ready to move back in.”

Nickole Medel ’16

“I live off-campus so I am able to leave my belongings in my house over the summer because I don’t sublet my house.”

“I will try to get rid of all my unnecessary belongings. I plan on giving away some of my old clothes to Good Will.”

Troy Johnson ’15

Hannah Luker ’17


E-mail? What happened to the day when if you got a thick envelope, you were in, and a thick envelope held a single sheet beginning ‘We regret.....’


ays before spring break, a student at the College of William and Mary had a negative reaction to an illegal drug. The student remained hospitalized for an extended period of time and rumors floated through campus about the student’s health. Shortly after the student was taken to the hospital, the suspected dealer was arrested. The College reported neither of these events to the student body, even though the drugs that led to the hospitalization could still be in circulation. No warnings were issued to the student body and no efforts were made to inform campus about the harmful drug. This is a disappointment — the College is normally effective at informing students of both immediate and general dangers, including sexual predators and excessive alcohol consumption, but it falters in informing students about drugs and drug policy. While the illegality of drugs limits conversation between students and the administration, the College should take a more proactive approach to drug education — one that recognizes the reality of student drug use. The College’s current approach to drug education creates ambiguity and is basically a form of abstinence education. With the current College education policies, students know that they should avoid drugs and only that they should avoid drugs, a policy that keeps students ignorant of the specific effects of each drug. Despite promoting substance abstinence through blanket warnings against drug use, students continue to use illicit drugs on campus. Consequently, the College should equip students with some basic knowledge in safety when using drugs. Lethal overdoses often occur when people don’t know what drugs they are taking or are unaware that other drugs are mixed into what they take. The College could educate students on how to identify drugs and make them aware of potentially fatal drug cocktails. The benefits of student safety and avoiding the dangers of uneducated drug use outweigh the College’s self-protecting system of strictly abiding to the letter of the law. In the end, students will use drugs and the College should incorporate drugeducation into their approach to drug use. However, we understand that student organizations such as HOPE are limited in how they can advise students about drugs. This is one of the major reasons why the College should develop a supplement to AlcoholEdu, encompassing commonly used drugs on campus. It’s worth noting that the majority of undergraduates are too young to drink legally. Yet, the College makes completing AlcoholEdu a requirement for all students. This in no way means that the College endorses underage drinking and it would be difficult to find a student that AlcoholEdu persuaded to drink. The program is effective because it recognizes that, regardless of the law, many students will drink and therefore ought to know how alcohol will affect them and the repercussions of getting caught. In the same vein, some students on campus will use drugs. They should know what drugs look like what and the dangers associated with certain types of substances. This program would allow students to orient themselves within the community. Many non-drug users overestimate the alcohol and drug consumption of their peers and would perhaps be relieved to find out they aren’t alone. The AlcoholEdu supplement could stimulate a healthy, open dialogue about drugs — sorely needed on any college campus. Overall, the College needs to better inform students about drugs and recognize that educating is not the same as endorsing. It can only help to further the College’s interest in student safety and awareness and avoid future dangers like those that occurred before spring break. Áine Cain recused herself from this staff editorial to remain unbiased in her reporting.

— Lucy Russell-Straw on “Approximately 4,700 accepted to the Class of 2018”

Supporting the commitment behind the College’s productions Vayda Parrish THE FLAT HAT

If there is one thing this school has abundantly, it’s passionate people. The enthusiasm that pulsates throughout the College of William and Mary community amazes me and was one of the principle reasons I applied here in the first place. I am a huge admirer of people who care deeply for something, whether it is a cause, hobby or anything else. In the past couple of months, I have been involved with the backstage crew for two

shows in the College’s theatre department: February’s Second Season production of “Marisol,” and last week’s mainstage show “Clybourne Park.” While the roles I played in these productions were very minor, they allowed me access to a world of extremely hardworking people who happen to spend an obscene number of hours in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Everyone I have met through the College’s theatre department possesses a humbling work ethic which translates into stellar shows. There is certainly no shortage of passion within the program, and I am excited to become more involved with it in the future. The College’s theatre productions are put on by the collaborative efforts of department majors and professors, students in theatre classes and volunteers. Cast members learn lines and rehearse,

sets are built, lights get strung up in the rafters, promotional posters are designed and Facebook events are created, all in an effort to provide students and Williamsburgarea residents with high-quality productions. The effort that casts and production teams put into these shows is immense and, when the productions finally debut for the public, they only stick around for a weekend, so make sure to catch them while they are running. PBK has a maximum seating capacity of 763 seats. While it is pretty unrealistic to hope that theatre department productions could garner an audience large enough to fill the house, it is certainly reasonable to believe all of our passionate Tribe members could come together to support such a huge portion of the College’s performing arts. Email Vayda Parrish at vcparrish@email.



Variety Editor Sang Hyun Park // @theflathat

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The fight against cancer Colleges Against Cancer hosts 11th annual Relay for Life in memory of those who have fought against cancer BY CAROL PENG // FLAT HAT PHOTOS EDITOR


Americans with a history of cancer were alive on Jan. 1, 2012


The 5-year relative survival rate for all types of cancer diagnosed between 2003 and 2009


The funds generated during the 11th annual Relay for Life for cancer research at the College of William and Mary.


Symbols of cancer survival and purple ribbons wrapped around the trees welcomed participants to the annual Relay for Life at the College of William and Mary. Now in its 11th year at the College, Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors, commemorates those who have been lost, and spreads awareness of the fight against the disease. An overnight fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life began its fundraising process in the beginning of the school year and culminated with the relay on Busch Field last Friday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.. Student participants, dressed as their favorite superheroes, paraded around the track in Busch Field. Student organizer and event chair Kelly Christiansen ’15 came up with the superhero theme for this year’s Relay for Life. Cancer survivor Faith Walters ’16 embodies this theme. One day during her sophomore year of high school, Walters felt she was really sick. She ended up in the hospital with dehydration. Examinations showed she had appendicitis and bore a large carcinoid tumor inside her appendix. This tumor turned out to be cancerous. The word “cancer” spurs fear, and Walters said she never told

anybody about her situation, except for her immediate family and closest friends. “People look[ed] at people [with cancer] like they were sick, like they were fragile, and I didn’t want that,” Walters said. Walters found out about her condition in January, and Relay for Life came to her county in June. When she finally decided to participate at the Relay, she said she was surprised to discover that many people wanted to know her story. “I never felt so welcomed and cherished,” Walters said. “The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life saved me from a dark place that I was going into. It changed me and gave me support.” Fortunately, she experienced a speedy recovery and Walters has been cancer-free for four years. The night of the relay wrapped up with the Luminary ceremony. When all the lights went out at 9 p.m., participants lit lanterns in paper bags. Written on the bags were names in memory of those who lost their lives in the fight against cancer. The overnight celebration was filled with performances and activities: A cappella groups such as the Intonations and the Passing Notes performed during the evening. With students singing and

dancing in the open air, a festive atmosphere enveloped the entire Busch Field. “A lot of service stuff you do is kind of preachy — it makes you feel [you’re] being forced into something that you don’t feel much for, but [Relay for Life] is not [as] serious as people thought [it] would be. I think they did a good job making it a good cause and dressing it up in a fun way,” Circle K International service club member Helen Georgie Sydnor said. 31 teams signed up and have been fundraising throughout the year, organizing bake sales, t-shirts sales and more. They also fundraised at an individual level through donations from friends and family. The event generated a fund of approximately $1,200 for cancer research. While this year’s Relay for Life has concluded, efforts to fight cancer on campus are likely to continue. “There are so many people at William and Mary who had [a] very personal experience with cancer, whether it be a family member or a close friend,” Christiansen said. “It is hard to go through, and that’s why it is nice to see people who understand and support each other at Relay for Life.”


Eight shared habits of ’Burg-ified College students

A list of common experiences at the College that will stay with seniors as they leave

Ariel Cohen


Your College of William and Mary memories are very different from those of the person sitting next to you. Whether you’ve been on campus for one year or four, you’ve likely collected some experiences that mean something to you. Maybe through a club, a sport, a class or a friendship, there are some memories you’ll cherish forever, and some memories you’d like to forget as soon as possible. As varied as these memories are, after spending years secluded in Virginia’s Tidewater region, we all share some common experiences. Inevitably, common experiences morph into shared habits. For better or for worse, we’ve all been ’Burg-ified. Long after we leave this historical cocoon we call home, this place will stay with us. Here are the things we will all carry after we depart from this rarified environment: 1. The caffeine addiction When we came to college, the majority of us enjoyed the occasional cup of tea or Starbucks

latte, but by no means were we addicted. Isn’t that a funny thought? For some, it was the first research paper, for others it was the 8:00 a.m. math class, but it hit us all hard. We bought K-cups or French presses, and we maxed out our punch cards at Aromas. By the fourth year, coffee becomes as integral to life at William and Mary as the bricks. We all learn that unchartered inspiration lies somewhere in the bottom of your second cup of black coffee. 2. The email anxiety Gmail really needs to create a “retrieve sent mail” button. How many times have you sent an email to a professor or to a club’s listerv only to panic over the possibility of a typo? Plenty of times. How many times has that typo actually been there? Not nearly as many. After you’ve been scorned once, the panic never disappears. Even when sending the most innocuous of emails (did I really just spell my professor’s name wrong?) 3. The ability to deal with any and all types of weather Williamsburg: Where you can experience all four seasons in one week. Is it 70 and sunny today? Don’t count your chickens before they hatch – it could snow the day after tomorrow. Is there a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon? Chances are there will be a complete downpour between 2 and 3 p.m., so you should probably wear your rain

boots and carry your umbrella in your backpack. After living in Williamsburg, no erratic weather can faze you. 4. The “y’all” in our speech William and Mary is the least southern “Southern college” below the Mason-Dixon line. Most of us come from the Northern Virginia area or New Jersey or New York. Hence, it’s no surprise that southern culture does not reign. But, despite all this, many of us have picked up a “y’all” or two in our casual, everyday dialect. Don’t deny it. Y’all do it, too. 5. The habit of crossing the street without looking both ways Coming home from school my freshman year, I had some crazy stories to tell – and they were all about the traffic patterns in Williamsburg. “Its unbelievable!” I told my friends, “You don’t even have to look, and the cars stop for you!” Maybe it’s that polite southern attitude, or maybe it’s just the slower pace of life that accompanies small town living, but people here are just extra nice. This serves us well while in Williamsburg, but not so well when visiting another town. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost been hit by a car while crossing the street back in Washington, D.C. Williamsburg habits die hard. But, in the name of safety, it’s best we abandon this habit as quickly as possible.

6. The lowest of standards for a bar scene Because nothing says a raging night out like a pitcher of cheap beer and sitting around a table with friends! Let’s be honest, this is what most college students call “Monday.” The lack of atmosphere and dance floors create a bar scene that leaves something to be desired. Any other town or bar scene is wild by comparison. As a visiting friend once said, “Wow, you guys drink in sandwich shops here.” Yes, yes we do. 7. The over-trusting nature One day, you will be sitting in a coffee shop in your new city and you will have to pee. After four years of William and Mary life, you will inevitably assume that it is completely safe to abandon your table for two minutes to use the restroom facilities. Or maybe you will be riding the bus to work with your bag unzipped. Again, you’ll assume that this is no big deal. Not everyone out there has taken the honor pledge, and sadly, we can’t trust everyone either. This is a harsh reality we will all eventually face. 8. The true words of Anna B. Martin and Tom Brokaw We will always remember, “It will do us little good … to wire the world, if we short-circuit our souls.” Ariel Cohen is a Confusion Corner Columnist and will be right back with her fifth cup of Aroma’s coffee.

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Sweet dreams are made of cheese Who am I to dis-a-brie?


Fruity, grass, hay with a tangy note


Creamery, unpasteurized


Crumbly, dense, springy




Unique, tart, Earthly

Cheese Club brings weekly cheese-tasting to enthusiasts on campus



The James Room in the Sadler Center is a drab, undecorated institutional space. But each Friday at 5:30 p.m. you have the chance to travel from Williamsburg to the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and northern France — or at least your taste buds will. The Cheese Club, brought to campus this year through the efforts of Aaron Bayles ’17 and some of his hallmates, is exactly what it sounds like. Members congregate once a week and, well, eat cheese. There’s no pomp, pretense or pinkies in the air. Sadly, there’s no wine either — most members are freshmen after all. The cheeses are laid out on paper plates. But the selection is something you won’t find in Williamsburg without spending some serious money. Last week there was Brie — a staple and Bayles’ favorite. Also included were fresh herb-topped Chevre, Montasio, Manchego and Gouda. They ranged from salty and strong to creamy and mild, all distinct and high-quality.

“We typically just try to keep it diverse,” Bayles said. “We don’t want to have too many cheeses from the same place.” Although eating cheese is an inherently ephemeral pleasure, knowledge of it is lasting. Ask the club’s secretary Dara Kharabi ’17 about his favorite cheese, Port Salut, and he’ll tell you everything from its creation story to the process by which it is made and how it has changed over time. You would have no idea that he wasn’t interested in cheese until he got involved in the club. “Originally, I liked Brie but I didn’t really eat cheese,” he said. “I never understood there were so many kinds. I heard names but I was like, ‘They’re all the same, right?’ So I guess it is a new passion for me.” Kharabi is leading the club’s project of making its own cheese from scratch. Expectations for its taste aren’t high, but it’s a way for the club to get more intimately acquainted with the techniques used. “When you get into any kind of artisanal food like cheese … there’s a lot of depth,” Kharabi said.

“There are many ways to create a fine cheese or a fine wine, but there’s also another layer of depth put on by the people who do it. For example, when you really get into coffee you’re going to analyze every note in your coffee. The same goes for cheese.” The club originated when Bayles arrived as a wide-eyed freshman in Nicholson Hall. Cheese was already his passion, so when he discovered the Cheese Shop in Colonial Williamsburg, he didn’t waste time. “I’ve always loved cheese … and during the first month of school I realized we have a cheese shop,” Bayles said. “So I run over there, get tons of cheese, I come back to my dorm and I have no one to eat my cheeses with. It was very depressing. So I went to our lounge and said, ‘You, you, you, come eat cheese with me.’ And those people ended up becoming the Cheese Club.” Since then, the club has grown to 47 duespaying members. At $15, membership is a steal for any cheese-lover when you factor in the 10

percent discount at the Cheese Shop and the free cheese at every meeting. The relationship between the club and the store has grown as well. Bayles is now a friend of the owner and the group recently enjoyed a tasting at the Cheese Shop. Much of the knowledge the officers bring back to the club comes from the store’s staff. And like any good cheese party, the meetings are also social events. “I enjoy just having these people who also share the same love that I do and it’s great to see so many people coming back and new people coming in to also share their interest,” Bayles said. “The social aspect is huge. … It’s like sitting over lunch but since it’s cheese, you’re not all stuffing your cheese.” Of course, it’s all primarily an excuse to enjoy one of the world’s most delicious desserts. “Don’t get me wrong; I only eat cheese with friends. I don’t eat cheese alone,” the club’s vice president Seth Greenspan ’17 said. “I don’t have some sort of problem.”

Stand-up comedians Erin Jackson and Marc Lamotte will perform on Saturday from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth room. The comics will be joined by with two talented student performers.




Long before the College of William and Mary settled itself in Williamsburg, Va., in 1693, marine creatures swam in a shallow sea across the area. Learn all about the 6,000-year old whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, snails and other marine creatures in the York River State Park’s Fossil Frenzy. The park will host a hike to “fossil beach” on Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon and is entirely free to all. The park is located at 9801 York River Park Road.

The Williamsburg Farmers’ Market continues this Saturday, April 19. Local farmers and entrepreneurs will bring new, fresh goodies to town after a break over the winter. Early birds can begin perusing the market at 8 a.m. and late risers can still buy produce until noon. Regardless of the weather, Merchants Square will be filled with vegetables, pastries, Virginia peanuts and pleasant company. Students and residents can browse Merchant Square for fresh groceries.




Looking for some weekend laughs? The Comedy Club of Williamsburg will host comedian Chris Coccia Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Coccia is performing with Jimmy Merritt and uses a mixture of material and improvised crowd interaction to recognize everyone’s hilarious humanness. Coccia won the National Purina Pet Comedy Challenge and is a regular on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages. He has also appeared on XM Serious Satellite Radio and Comedy Central, and is also a frequent guest on several Philadelphia-based radio shows. The event costs $21 and will be at the DoubleTree Hotel at 50 Kingsmill Road.

Want to flex your green thumb? Head to the Spring Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 19, to choose from a variety of beautiful and unusual native plants. Whether you want to spruce up your dorm room or plant some butterfly- or hummingbird-attracting varieties in your front yard, the sale offers great additions to any garden locale that you do not want to miss. Buying from the sale also gives you a chance to give back, with the funds going towards the Virginia Living Museum. The sale will occur rain or shine and lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va.




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Green and Gold Game evokes concern

Laycock still searching for quarterback as Brumbaugh, Cluley fail to impress during scrimmage BY JACK POWERS FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR


Junior quarterback Christian Brumbaugh shared snaps on the first team.


The sun was out and football was officially back in session at Zable Stadium April 12. William and Mary ended its spring practice schedule Saturday with the annual Green and Gold Game in front of approximately 2,000 fans. The Tribe looks to improve on a 7-5 campaign last fall, one that included a 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association record and saw the playoffs slip away in the final week. Head coach Jimmye Laycock is without the service of several graduating seniors, including safety Jerome Couplin, offensive lineman Matt Crisafi and defensive tackle George Beerhalter. Quarterback concerns highlight offseason headlines. Last year, seniors Michael Graham and Brent Caprio split snaps with uneven success. Junior Raphael Ortiz, the presumptive favorite heading into next season’s opening game, sat out the entirety of last season due

to shoulder surgery. Ortiz still isn’t back to full health and did not play in the spring game. Saturday’s scrimmage didn’t soothe Tribe fans’ trepidations. Sophomore quarterback Frank Brown hit on seven of nine attempts for 82 yards and a touchdown. However, sophomore quarterback Steve Cluley was less impressive, throwing two interceptions. Cluley shared first-team snaps with junior quarterback Christian Brumbaugh, who turned in an effective twominute drill as the scrimmage wound down. “We need to clean some things up,” Brumbaugh told the Daily Press. “We did some good things. We did some bad things. Overall, it was a successful day.” Laycock, normally less blunt in front of media, expressed his concern at the present uncertainty of the quarterback position. “Honestly, no one’s performed with the consistency that we feel we need right now,” Laycock told Tribe Athletics. “It’s still a work in

progress; it is not done yet.” There is much less reason for concern on the other side of the ball. After a year in which the Tribe dominated most opposing offenses, the College’s defense returns the majority of its starters and will boast one of the top defenses in the conference. The defense’s immense potential was on display at the start of the scrimmage. Sophomore cornerback DeAndre HoustonCarson forced a fumble on the very first play of the game while junior linebacker Airek Green picked up the fumble for the first of the offense’s five turnovers. “We’ve got a lot of good players coming back on defense, and I expected them to come forward and play,” Laycock told Tribe Athletics. “I think they really did today. So, I think it was definitely more of the defense than the offense today.” The College’s vaunted defense simplifies the demands on any of the quarterbacks, as Brumbaugh

alluded to after the game. “We have the luxury of having a great defense,” Brumbaugh told the Daily Press. “Let’s not put the defense in a bad situation, and let’s just do the things we can do.” Freshman running back Jonathan Dunn contributed the second touchdown of the day on a 5-yard run. After the scrimmage, senior tight end Bo Revell, senior safety Ivan Tagoe, senior defensive end Stephen Sinnott and junior middle linebacker Luke Rhodes were announced as the team’s new captains. Rhodes was also honored with the John A. Stewart Winter Warrior Award, given annually to a player whose off-season training is judged to be exceptional. In what has become a program tradition as ingrained as the Green and Gold Game, the College will play a top Football Bowl Series opponent on the road to start its season. The Tribe heads to Blacksburg, Virginia to kick-off next season Aug. 30.


belts 14th home run in rout College rallies Katz Tribe seizes series over JMU with 24-run outburst in final game Hoogland caps road victory

BY JEREMY RELLOSA FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER William and Mary fought through an early setback to take down in-state rival Old Dominion Saturday afternoon on the road. Although the Monarchs (12-8) took the doubles point, the Tribe (16-8, 2-0 CAA) came back to win three singles matches including a three-set decider by junior Will Juggins. The win marked the Tribe’s first victory at ODU since 2011. The Tribe improved to 16-8 for the year, and will head into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament having won 14 of its last 17 matches. The Optima Health Challenge collects scores from various athletic competitions between William and Mary and ODU, and this weekend’s win tallied up 10 more points for the Tribe, pushing the overall score to 50-35 Tribe. If either the men’s baseball team or women’s lacrosse wins its next match — April 15 and April 26, respectively — the Tribe can claim the Optima Health Challenge Trophy for the first time in the three-year history of the event. Close scores were the theme of Saturday’s matches. In doubles, the Monarchs edged the Tribe at the No. 1 and 2 spots. The team of Koen Wiggemans and Zvonimir Podvinski defeated senior pair John Banks and Ben Hoogland, 8-7 (4); Jonas Kuwert and Dante Terenzio defeated junior duo Aaron Chaffee and Juggins 8-3. The Tribe responded with a lengthy 15-game match victory, Hoogland led by freshman pair Addison Appleby and Damon Niquet, who defeated Carlos Lopes Villa and Abdoulaye Camara, 8-7 (5). After the Monarchs took the doubles point, the Tribe fought back to gain the lead. While Villa and Kewert marked wins for ODU at the No. 1 and 4 spots, Niquet and Banks both claimed straight set wins at the No. 5 and 6 spots, winning 6-2, 7-5 and 6-2, 6-2. Niquet remained flawless at the No. 5 position (undefeated and 13-0) and 21-9 overall for the year. But the No. 2 and 3 performances solidified the win for the Tribe. Appleby powered through a three-setter against Terenzio at the No. 2 position after dropping a set in the second to emerge victorious 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. At the No. 3 spot, Juggins grinded out another tough three-set match, coming back after losing the first 3-6. Juggins came back to claim the second set 6-4, and continued to outplay his opponent in Juggins the third. The Tribe junior clinched the victory for the team in the third set. Head coach Peter Daub commended the team’s mental game, an aspect that’s been critical to the Tribe’s lateseason success. “I am tremendously happy for the players. They earned this victory with their hard work, conditioning and ability to handle the emotional and mental stress of the match,” Daub said. “We have worked hard in those aspects leading up to the end of the regular season, and it paid off today.” The Tribe will host the CAA Championships for the second season in a row, April 18-20, at the Millie West Tennis Facility. The CAA will release match times later this week. The Tribe will come in as the third seed in the tournament.

BY SOFIA ANDREOLI FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER William and Mary (21-12, 5-1 CAA) won two out of three games Saturday and Sunday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Va. for a series win against conference opponent James Madison. The final score of the first game of Saturday’s double-header was 13-5, with multiple players contributing to the win. In the second game, however, the College fell short and lost 9-8. In the series finale Sunday, the Tribe trounced the Dukes 24-6. During the first game, senior first baseman

Kevin Nutter, junior right fielder Nick Thompson, and senior second baseman Ryan Lindemuth each scored three runs for the College. Senior third baseman Kevin Casey scored two runs, while freshman shortstop Tim Hoehn and senior center fielder Derek Lowe scored one run apiece. At the end of the first inning Saturday, the Tribe was up 1-0 before JMU came back and tied the game. However, by the fourth inning the College had scored eight runs and taken a 9-1 lead. In the eighth inning, Hoehn scored the team’s tenth run; the College added three more runs to the scoreboard in the ninth. Despite


Junior first baseman Michael Katz leads the CAA with 14 home runs and 62 runs batted in, while hitting .405.

scoring four more runs by the end of the ninth inning, the Dukes were unable to catch up. Unfortunately, the College was unable to mirror its strong first game performance in the second game and lost by a single run. JMU scored a run in the first inning and the Tribe retaliated with two runs in the second, taking a 2-1 lead. In the third and fourth innings, JMU responded with four runs to retake the lead 5-2. The College came back again with two runs of their own, closing the gap to 5-4. In the eighth inning, the Tribe retook the lead again, adding two more runs thanks to Casey and sophomore designated hitter Ryan Hissey. In the top of the ninth, the College scored two more runs to stretch its lead to 8-6. However, in the bottom of the ninth the Dukes came back with three runs of their own, winning the game 9-8. Over the course of the final game, the Tribe amassed an incredible 24 runs. In the first inning, the College managed to score six runs with runs coming from Thompson, Lindemuth, junior Michael Katz, Hissey, Casey, and Nutter. In the third inning, the Tribe scored an additional seven runs to make the score 13-2. The Tribe added three more runs in the fifth inning and an additional two in the sixth. JMU responded with three runs to leave the score 18-5 at the end of the sixth. In another high-scoring inning, the Tribe brought in six more runs in the top of the seventh, the team’s final runs of the game. Katz, Lowe, and Hissey each drove in four runs during the game. The College will play again at home this Tuesday, April 15 against Old Dominion at Plumeri Park. The game starts at 7 p.m.


Louisville drops College in second half LACROSSE from page 8

the contest, marking the first time since the 19-3 loss to Maryland March 5th that she had played an entire game. It is also the first time since the Maryland game that Nofi played more minutes than sophomore goalkeeper Meredith Crizer, who had been receiving the majority of playing time. Nofi finished with seven saves against Towson. Despite having only a single day between games, the Tribe stormed to a quick 3-0 lead against Delaware (10-5, 3-2 CAA) in the first six minutes. However, the College sputtered out on both sides of the ball, allowing the Blue Hens to go on a 6-0 run that lasted 22

minutes. Individual performances dominated the game: the College and Delaware exchanged goals to go into the half 7-4 with all but one of the total 11 goals coming unassisted. The second half was eerily similar to the first. The Tribe fired out a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes, only to squander the momentum by allowing another 6-0 Delaware run that lasted eight minutes. Salmon added her third goal of the contest and her 20th of the season with 14:54 remaining. Just 50 seconds later, sophomore Campbell Collier added another goal, raising Tribe hopes of a late surge. However, the Blue Hens’ defense stiffened, and closed out

the game for a 14-8 defeat of the College. Salmon scored three goals, Farmakis added another two, and Quinn and Collier had one apiece. Freshman midfielder Abby Junior added her first of her career. Nofi made six saves in 45 minutes of action, as head coach Hillary Fratzke returned to rotating goalies, playing Crizer for the remaining 15 minutes. With the loss, the Tribe is eliminated from CAA tournament competition — the third straight year the team has not qualified for the tournament. Another tough weekend looms ahead for the Tribe. The College faces two home conference games in three days against Hofstra (5-8,

0-2) and Drexel (6-7, 1-1). The first game is slated for 7 p.m. Friday while the matchup against Drexel begins at 1 p.m. Sunday.


Shaffrey had four draws controls Sunday.


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Funiciello leads College at national championships Senior closes career with fourth-place finish on rings at NCAA Championships; Courter just misses honors BY JACK POWERS FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR William and Mary concluded its historic season at the only place that could quench its ambition — the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. A pair of brilliant individual performances punctuated the program’s first team trip to the NCAA Championships. Senior Landon Funiciello finished fourth overall in the rings competition, good for his third All-American honor. Funiciello tied for the most in Murphy program history. Sophomore Neal Courter fell just out of All-American status in the vault competition, finishing 11th. The Tribe finished last in the first session of the team competition Thursday. William and Mary garnered a final team score of 415.350, while

Oklahoma won the session with a score of 440.000. The College’s best score in the team competition came in the vault, where Courter finished third among all athletes with a score of 15.15. Courter also recorded his team’s best score in the floor competition. Senior Daniel Potemski finished with a score of 14.65 in the vault, falling just short of qualifying for Friday’s individual competition. Junior Michael Deltz recorded the Tribe’s top score in the high bar with a 13.95. Sophomore Keaton Ackerman led the team during the pommel horse with a score of 14.2. Funiciello finished second in the rings competition during the team session with a 15.65, qualifying him for the individual competition the next day. Funiciello and senior Sam Patterson finished in the top 10 during the parallel bars, which also sent them through to the individual competition. Funiciello’s score in the rings dipped slightly Saturday, as he scored a 15.60. Nevertheless, the performance was good enough to solidify his

place in the event finals and earn him another AllAmerican honor. Courter and Patterson fell short of qualifying for the finals in the vault and the parallel bars, respectively. Courter finished sixth in the vault last year and fell just shy of repeating as an All-American. Oklahoma’s Michael Squires repeated as national champion in the rings with a score of 15.80. Funiciello, who finished second behind Squires at the competition last year, earned a score of 15.45 Saturday, good enough for sixth but below his normal scores. Funiciello’s sixth place finish ties his finish freshman year. The end of the NCAA Championships marked the conclusion of one of the most decorated gymnasts’ careers in program history. Before the start of the meet, head coach Cliff Gauthier was selected as the East Region Head Coach of the Year and assistant coach Pete Walker was selected as the East Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Funiciello was a finalist for the NissenEmery award.


Senior gymnast Landon Funiciello placed fourth on rings.


Standing for sexual assault victims


College dedicates Friday’s game to sexual assault awareness BY CHRIS WEBER FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR Seven dollars won’t go far at most places on campus. Sophomore midfielder Trish Gorman and twin sister Kelly Gorman are trying to change that ahead of Friday’s home game against Hofstra. “My team is really supportive of survivors and passionate about fighting sexual assault. The game is already dedicated to sexual assault awareness,” Trish Gorman said. “Because of the NCAA restriction, we couldn’t do more as a team officially, which is why we took our own initiative.” Shirts are being sold for $7 all week around the Sadler Center and via online order forms. Sales proceeds will go toward sexual assault awareness, and buyers are encouraged to wear the shirt to Friday’s home game. Each extremely passionate about sexual assault awareness, Trish and Kelly Gorman began to find ways to show support of for victims. Following the virtual success of the “William and Mary Stands with Survivors” campaign, T. Gorman the Gorman twins looked to continue the momentum. “We’re trying to think of ways the William and Mary community can show more tangible support for survivals of sexual assault and more ways to spread sexual assault awareness,” Trish Gorman said. “Our idea was to take the ‘Stands with Survivors’ campaign and move it to the next level — bringing that support and bringing it … to the physical world.” What began as a movement by the

Gorman twins quickly grew. The lacrosse program redesigned Friday’s game to include the campaign. Fans wearing the shirt will receive baked goods, while attendees will be encouraged to sign a banner in support of sexual assault victims. “This is the game [fans] want to go to because it’s more than just a game. It’s the community coming together and it just happens to be that this game is for it,” Trish Gorman said. “It’s a great space to come show our support.” While Trish Gorman got the lacrosse program on board, Kelly Gorman approached Health Outreach Peer Educators. With connections through her position as HOPE’s Vice President of Substance Abuse and Awareness, Kelly Gorman received the organization’s support. “Trish and I started this ourselves and then we asked HOPE if they wanted to partner with us,” Kelly Gorman said. “Everyone has been very receptive and wanting to get involved and wanting to help.” The Gorman twins are relying on the supporting nature of the campus community and relevant nature of sexual assault awareness in hopes of a strong turnout Friday. “We think the community can do more. It’s done a lot, and clearly the community came together with the ‘Stands with Survivors’ campaign earlier in December,” Trish Gorman said. “We think we can take it to the next step.” The chance to create a movement on campus enticed both sisters. With fans wearing shirts and attending the game, Trish Gorman sees the event as an opportunity to make a statement of support for sexual assault victims and sexual assault awareness. “You have everyone in the community

congregated, standing against sexual assault and in support of survivors,” Trish Gorman said. “We think this is a really good way for the community to come together and show its support.” Like many movements, the key to survival is continued growth. Paired with the chance to brand the College as the home of sexual assault awareness, the Gorman sisters want to see similar movements on other campuses. Backed by a supportive community and a campus acutely aware of sexual assault issues in and around the Williamsburg community, Trish Gorman said she believes students will support the cause and help foster a larger movement in support of sexual assault victims. “I think we can even set a precedent for other campuses. Picture how awesome that would be if our campus stood up against sexual assault and that was a thing William and Mary was known for — a community of students who stand for more and take a collective stance against sexual assault,” Trish Gorman said. “Hopefully we can get this to spread. This is something that’s a huge topic in the news right now. I think this could become something profound. There are people who are passionate about this topic.” Friday’s game is set for a 7 p.m. start at Martin Family Stadium. The Student Assembly has committed transportation to the stadium and included the game in its I Am W&M week. “This game — it’s about more than just the game. It’s about the struggle that affects so many people in some way,” Kelly Gorman said. “This game isn’t just being played for lacrosse; it’s being played for the broader context of coming together and being a community of support for each other. Whether or not you like lacrosse, it’s a great chance to show support.”

Tribe stumbles in weekend games Towson, Delaware top College BY SUMNER HIGGINBOTHAM FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER Faced with two Colonial Athletic Association away matchups against favored opponents over the weekend, William and Mary fell first Friday to Towson by a margin of 16-11, and then lost 14-8 to Delaware Sunday. The College (2-11, 0-3 CAA) opened the game strong at Towson, building a 2-1 lead in the first five minutes. However, the early momentum quickly slipped to the Tigers (8-6, 3-1 CAA), who posted a 3-0 run in just two minutes. The Tribe never retook the lead and went into the locker room trailing 8-5. The Tribe’s defense, however, performed far better than the score would indicate. At the same time, the Tigers held a critical 11-3 advantage in draws for the first half, a huge factor in time of possession. Ten minutes into the second half, Towson’s lead became unmanageable following a 6-2 Tigers run. The College’s attack was able to increase its shot total from nine in the first half to 15 in the second, but Towson also added to their first-half shot total, accumulating a final shot margin of 31-24 in the Tigers’ favor. The Tribe’s draw controls improved significantly in the second half, as they outperformed Towson 8-7. In the last twenty minutes, the Tribe outscored Towson 5-3, including a 4-0 run to close out the game. But the damage was already done, and the Tigers walked away with a 16-11 conference victory in a statistically even matchup. The College did have a number of bright spots in the game, particularly the individual performance of junior attack Alexi Farmakis. Farmakis scored four goals and assisted on another. Senior attack Taelor Salmon, the Tribe’s lead scorer, was well contained by the Towson defense. Senior goalkeeper Colleen Nofi played the entire 60 minutes of See LACROSSE page 7

The Flat Hat April 15 2014  

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